IBM will not use Windows Vista – but will move to Linux desktops


"IBM switching to Linux destops in Germany according to a Linux Forum 2006 presentation by their head of open source and Linux sales in Germany.

Interesting news from LinuxForum 2006

During a presentation on IBM’s involvement with Open Source, Andreas Pleschek from IBM in Stuttgart, Germany, who heads open source and Linux technical sales across North East Europe for IBM made a very interesting statement…

"Andreas Pleschek also told that IBM has cancelled their contract with Microsoft as of October this year. That means that IBM will not use Windows Vista for their desktops. Beginning from July, IBM employees will begin using IBM Workplace on their new, Red Hat-based platform. Not all at once – some will keep using their present Windows versions for a while. But none will upgrade to Vista."

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Seems like IBM is still keeping malice over the beating of OS/2 by Windows 95.


Filed under Windows Vista

7 responses to “IBM will not use Windows Vista – but will move to Linux desktops

  1. Aayush

    Well I would like to say all the best to IBM and at the same time I feel quite pity for the IBM employees for the hard days ahead. My sincere apologies for them.

  2. Andre

    Well, it depends, its IBM we are talking about here. They develop one of the commercial Unix operating systems AIX, and have successfully migrated many of their technologies from AIX to Linux. IBM Workspace and the next version of Notes will be fully compatible commercial Linux distributions such as Suse and Redhat, two Company\’s backed by IBM.

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